Elena Khvedchuk has been named the best innovator at Polyus Aldan (Kuranakh).
Elena is a chemical water treatment technician, and works in the boiler unit at Kuranakh mine with the heat and water supply department. Last year, Elena was recognized as the most active generator of innovative ideas to improve business efficiency. Elena implements her initiatives quickly, ensuring the maximum possible output and optimizing productivity.
Polyus runs an internal “Kaizen“ competition, whereby employees contribute proposed initiatives that could optimize the business, with the best ideas taken forward for implementation.
During 2020, Elena submitted 198 proposals, 161 of which were approved and 106 have already been implemented, and Elena was named the champion of new business initiatives at Polyus Aldan.
Elena is a truly deserving winner: she proactively promotes initiatives and guides colleagues submitting and implementing their proposals. In 2021, Elena was appointed an operational efficiency internal trainer, an important role in the heat and water supply department.